Ask Your U.S. Representative To Support Screenings for Kidney Disease

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The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is a committee of 16 volunteers who are nationally recognized experts in prevention, evidence-based medicine, and primary care. Their role is to make recommendations on what services should be included as a preventive service in your yearly physical. We have an opportunity to include kidney screenings as a preventive service.

Kidney screenings for high-risk individuals would give patients an early diagnosis, and they would be able to make lifestyle changes or take medications that could allow kidney patients to avoid or delay kidney failure and dialysis.

On January 19, 2023, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced that they were opening a research plan to review evidence supporting that kidney screening should be included as a preventive service. The last time they reviewed kidney screening was in 2012.

Members of the United States House of Representatives are circulating a letter that urges the USPSTF to support recommending screenings for CKD as a preventive service.

Please ask your Representative to sign onto this important letter by clicking here.